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Upgrade to Windows 7 Pro a good idea?.. - 07-01-2012, 02:41 AM
I've had my mini9 for about a week now, i purchased the netbook second-hand from ebay and would love to get some advice about suitable OS installs.
The netbook shipped with WinXp Home Sp3 and i did an image backup of the HDD and a bootUSB just in case i had to reinstall the system. I purchased a 32GB SSD to replace the original Dell STEC 16GB SSD, installed it and did a fresh install of Windows 7 Pro (non-cut down) totally approx. 9GB install. I read a few tutorials which has the Win7 install down to about 6GB which is where i would like to be eventually. I then installed the Dell drivers from the support website in correct order How to Download and Install Drivers in the Correct Order | Dell= as i didn't get a drivers disk when i purchased the mini9 and set about using wireless etc.
I can update my OS fine, applications install, LAN works 100% but i have no wireless, no bluetooth, no camera although the driver for that did say it installed correctly so it may be a case of installing software and whenever i check the battery the meter software crashes.
What am i doing wrong? The Xp setup that was already installed worked fine, i didnt actually have to upgrade it except that i am used to Win7 and wanted to have a crack at getting it working....My function keys and wireless don't work. The battery meter and camera i can deal with but there's no point having an awesome portable laptop, if you cant connect wirelessly...Is it a case of drivers that arent compatible with win7??
EDIT: okay i justed tested my function keys and they all work excpet Fn+2 and Fn+3 so the wireless network/bluetooth & battery keys...
Any help for a new Mini9 owner is much appreciated
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